Item description for Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps On Giving by Julie Barnhill...
Overview Bestselling author of She?s Gonna Blow, Julie Ann Barnhill, explores how little and big guilt in a woman?s life can keep her from experiencing motherhood with joy. With her trademark honesty and humor, she eases women down from the top of "Mount Guiltmore" and into the freedom to be their own unique brand of mom by:
* acknowledging the things they don?t have guilt over and embracing those * understanding the inheritance from their own mothers * discovering personal qualities that will make them great moms
Practical insights and a sassy, realistic look at all mothers do, take on, accomplish, and carry with them provide women with a fresh perspective that can open up their lives to all that God has for them and their children.
Community Description In her personal account and stories share by other women, Barnhill delves into the issue of guilt and rises with encouragement, redemption, faith, and strength for the journey.
Her vulnerable and warm style helps mothers ease out of the prison of regret and into the freedom of mercy as they: acknowledge what they don't have guilt over and embrace that; understand the inheritance from their own mothers; discover personal qualities that make them great moms.
Practical insights, humor at all the right moments, and a sassy realistic look at all mothers do, take on, accomplish, and carry with them provide women with a shoulder to cry on and a fresh perspective that can open up their lives to all that God has for them and their children.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736915036 ISBN13 9780736915038
Availability 0 units.
More About Julie Barnhill
Julie Ann Barnhill s hilarious yet thought provoking speaking and writing resonate with thousands of listeners and readers. Interviews with Oprah Winfrey and Dr. James Dobson about the topic of her bestseller, She s Gonna Blow!, have spoken honestly to the hearts of mothers everywhere. Her other books include Radical Forgiveness, Scandalous Grace, and Exquisite Hope. Julie and her husband, Rick, live in Illinois with their three children.
Julie Ann Barnhill currently resides in the state of Illinois. Julie Ann Barnhill was born in 1965.
Reviews - What do customers think about Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps On Giving?
A good book! May 16, 2006
For some of us, being a mother means fighting our insecurities; as doubt and guilt swarm around us. We're constantly being torn between what the experts tell us we should be doing and comparing our actions to the generation before us, in order to be the perfect mother. Everything from diaper use, choosing our children's health care provider, and whether or not we should we work inside or outside the home are questions many of us face as we raise our children.
Author Julie Ann Barnhill believes that motherhood is a journey that can be trekked with humor, realistic expectations, and enough of God's grace to allow you to enjoy the journey.
So how does the book assist those of us who are struggling through the woes of raising our children? First and foremost, we're reminded that we're never alone.
God is with us all the way, and if that's not enough, Barnhill promises to be the sherpa that will guide us through the treacherous mountain range called, Guiltmore National Park.
Humor abounds as we read how to navigate Mountains Shoulda, Coulda, and Woulda. The heartwarming stories tell how the author has stumbled over the rocky terrain of motherhood, making the same mistakes many of us make, i.e., yelling too much, not saving for college tuition soon enough, or the guilt-monger of them all, battling whether to work outside the home.
So many of us have succumbed to feeling inadequate when our parenting choices are wrong. But it's these very same feelings that prevent us from being great parents. Sure, as human we all make mistakes, leaving room for a positive change--like maybe recognizing that our expectations are set too high. Or maybe we need to talk to a counselor to change the destructive behavior. Whatever our reasons, whatever our actions, the truth is, you are the mother that God gave to your children and He doesn't make mistakes.
Armchair Interview says give yourself credit for what you do do right, acknowledge what you've done wrong, make amends, and look to God for a brighter, happier future with your children.
Guilty No More Mar 20, 2006
I heard Julie speak on this topic at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Convention last year, and could hardly wait for the book. Julie, you didn't disappoint! I resonated with so much of your story--of messing up, and feeling regret, yet longing to live in freedom. I think this should be a required text for all new mothers! Thank you, Julie, for your vulnerability, your honesty, your humor, and the way you point readers to Jesus. Oh--here's what's NOT on my "guilt list" as a mom: laughing A LOT; tickling and hugging and kissing and telling my boys "I love you" all the time; teaching them about God; working part-time so I can be available to them; monitoring their media intake; taking them to church; going on regular date nights with their dad; and having a career I'm passionate about.